Music at GMC
Castle Cary Choir Concert
This was our third visit from Castle Cary Choir, following very successful concerts at GMC in 2009 & 2011, and we were delighted to welcome them back.
Castle Cary Choir was founded in 1965 and is a mixed voice ensemble of about 60 members which presents a varied programme of sacred,
folk, spiritual and modern music. The Choir gives about six concerts per year, mainly to help organisations raise money for charities and worthwhile local causes.
It is strictly an amateur choir which relies upon member's subscriptions or other donations for funds.
Martin Emslie is much in demand throughout Somerset as a freelance Musical Director and arranger, tackling a wide variety of shows as diverse
as West Side Story, Honk, My Fair Lady, Wizard of Oz, Godspell, Oklahoma and Grease as well as Oratorio such as Stainer's Crucifixion. He has also taught music from primary
school age up to 'A' level and is the Director of Music for two Parish churches in Somerset. He is an Associate in Music for the London College of Music.
Paul Hawkings studied music at Royal Holloway, University of London where he also gained his Associate Diploma from the Royal College of Organists.
He has worked as an accompanist with various choirs in the area including Wincanton Choral Society and The Pilgrim Singers amongst many others. He has sung with numerous
choirs in the area including Yeovil Chamber Choir and Spectra Musica. He was organist at St John's Church in Yeovil for many years, and is presently organist at
St Luke & St Teresa, Wincanton.